Entries Tagged as 'Living Room'

Drapes

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Window drapes in a bathroom shower will get soaking wet.  Smart idea?

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Overly dramatic.

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And again in another room.

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Utterly useless here.  The curtain rods are only 2 feet wide.

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It takes more time and energy to throw the drapes over the rod than it would be to pull them to one side.

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Too much fabric and too heavy.

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes

Dade City Delight

March 23rd, 2014 · 13 Comments

Thanks to one of our readers, we can share this Dade City, Florida home with you.  It was built in 1979.

The master bathroom features a sunken Roman tub, a mirror, dramatic drapes, and red plush carpeting.

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This is the master bathroom.

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The red carpet continues into the rest of the master suite.

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Cheerful wallpaper will lift any buyer’s mood in the kitchen.

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Step-saver bathroom.  The toilet’s very close to the vanity in the 2nd bathroom.

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The living room.

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The dining room.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Ceiling · Other US Cities

Before & After $93,000 Net Gain

March 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Modest home renovation with a nice profit margin.

Before Front of House.  Long-time owners who refinanced for $182,000 and let the house go back to the bank.  An investor bought it for $77,000.

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After Front of House.  The investor renovated the house and sold it for $170,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.

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Bonus:  Back of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Paint · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall

Before & After Florida Remodel

March 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Thank you, Josh, for sending us photos of your renovation project in Gainesville, Florida.

Before Front of House.  The house we focused on in this project was in a historic district in Gainesville, Florida, and had not been updated in over 50 years. The less than 600 square feet of space lacked sufficient natural lighting and hid its historic charm under decades of neglect.

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After Front of House.  We set out on this project to turn the house from neighborhood eyesore into a highly sought-after rental property.

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Before Dining & Kitchen.  Restoring the house’s historic features was the most vital part of the project. The house’s original construction in the 1920s included built-in shelves and nooks that were refurbished to accentuate the historic charm.

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After Kitchen & Dining.  The dishwasher and microwave weren’t even created when this house was originally constructed, so we had to make room for those too. Granite counters and custom wood cabinetry gave an elegance to the space.  We wanted to keep the original pine floors, so we sanded and stripped them, and coated it with polyurethane.

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Before Bathroom.  Much of the plumbing and appliances couldn’t be salvaged, so the kitchen and bathrooms were gutted and new fixtures were installed.

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After Bathroom.  Ceramic stone tile was used in the house to replace the old linoleum flooring.

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Before Bedroom.  With such a small space, the goal for the renovation of this house was to make it as livable as possible and make it stand out amongst the many neighboring multi-family apartments near the house.

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After Bedroom.  Through this renovation, we maximized living space, comfort, and historic character.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Remodeling · Before & After · Other US Cities

Charleston Fixer-Upper

March 9th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Great opportunity at this Charleston, South Carolina home.

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See?  The kitchen already looks better from this angle.

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Stainless steel appliance included.

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The seller is giving you options:  Fireplace or big screen TV in the corner.

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Remodeled bathroom with new sink and toilet.

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Paint paralysis.  Blue or tan?  Tan or blue?

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(sigh)

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The brand-new front door should count for something, right?

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Room addition!  That’s a bonus feature!  Don’t look at the roof.

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Tags: Roof · Paint · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Other US Cities

Catty Shack

March 7th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Thank you, Ben, for sending us photos of this Jerome, Arizona fixer-upper.  Jerome is a small town built along a mountainside.  Most of the homes are built on stilts and have great views of the valley below.

We’re taking bets to see if this home has a certificate of occupancy.  It’s a fixer-upper.  Check out the roof on the right side.  And why is there a ladder in a horizontal position on the left side?  [click to expand all photos]

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Besides the rickety railing and clutter, shouldn’t the photo promote the scenic views?

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They built a bench around two support posts.  Granted, the posts are only 2 by 4s so the support is weak.  Old washtub = cowboy bathtub?

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Let’s go inside and see what features it has.  Oh, it has a shelf!  I dare you to pick up that jar.

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The master suite features a sitting room.

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The living room features a furnace.  See the giant crack in the support beam?

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When we pan to the right, we see clutter and unfinished walls.  Is this the rustic look buyers crave?

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Huntin’ and fishin’ shack.

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The view from the other side of the wall.  Thy (fishing) rod and thy staff (infection) comfort me.

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The seller plans to install hardwood flooring some day.  Notice the custom-built door with its sloping top.

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They don’t take kindly to strangers.  The last trespasser is taking a long nap in the freezer.

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The bathroom.  That is not a window; it’s a photo of a farm scene.

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This house can be yours, if the price is right.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Roof · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Shower Curtain

Southern Charm

March 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

This Charleston, South Carolina home offers a little something for everyone.

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It has hardwood floors.

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Large bedrooms.

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This is a brick home.  See?

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The living room features a large picture window.

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Future skylight location.

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Plenty of light in this bedroom.

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Generous closet space.

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Ceiling fans keep you cool in the summer.

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Aah. The sweet smell after a Carolina rain.

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A true delight.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Garbage and/or Junk · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Water Damage · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Before & After Remodeling

February 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Before Kitchen.  Sold as a short sale and purchased by an investor for $134,000.

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After Kitchen.  Purchased by a buyer for $179,000.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.  Nothing new was done here, but notice the change with everything cleared out, with a better photo angle, and with a better camera.

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Before Master Bathroom.  It was already remodeled.

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After Master Bathroom.  Again, nothing new was done here.  But different angle + different camera = better photo.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.  They changed the toilet seat and removed the cabinet.

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Before Front of House.  With dirty driveway.

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After Front of House.  New garage doors.  But the photo looks more fresh.

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Before Front of House.  Looks cluttered.

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After Front of House.  Better lighting.  Better angle.

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Before Dining Area.  For that all important second refrigerator.

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After Living Room.  The rest of these photos don’t match up, but you get the idea.

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Before Family Room.  With foil in the window.  The office chairs match the chairs from the Before Master Bedroom photo.  The previous owners used this room as a family room.  The investors turned it back into a master suite.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Different bedroom.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Bedspread

Payson Palace

February 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The ceiling collapsed and there are plastic tarps inside this Payson, Arizona home.  Notice the giant orange floor fan and the other fan in the back.

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Lots of rugs in this house.

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Panning to the right, we see lots of plastic.

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They use the unfinished wall as storage shelves.  Clever.  More plastic tarp, another fan, and more rugs.

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Panning to the right, we see a makeshift table and more plastic.

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More fans!  More unfinished walls!  More plastic!  They’re very consistent.

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Their outside foundation wall has a large crack.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Rugs · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Blond Ambition

February 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Michael, for sending these photos.

She’s showing off her naturally blond hair.  And her San Diego, California back yard.

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She’s trying to get out of the picture, but too late.

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In this photo, it looks like her pants are down after coming out of the bathroom.  But it’s actually her hand.  Still, was it necessary for her to be in the real estate photo?

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The photographer asked the man to leave the room for the picture, but he was just too slow.  Don’t forget your baseball cap!

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And here’s a third person trying to escape from the clutter.

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Let’s give them some credit.  The kitchen sink and counter look spotless.

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The living room.  Sigh.  Oh, wait.  Is that yet another person standing on the right edge of the photo?  I see a hand and sunglasses.

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Shocker.  There’s no one in this bedroom.

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Here’s a close-up view of the painting from photo #2.  What child is this?

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Back Yard · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Art